Day: December 30, 2020

Taney County Authorities Search for Wanted Woman Involved in Two Robbery Incidents

by: Chris Six, Ozarks First The Taney County Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for a woman involved in two robbery incidents. According to a Facebook post, authorities are searching for Cordilia Niederhelman, who also goes by Jacquelyn Daye, Jacquelyn Taylor Daye, Jackie Daye. She goes by the other names as separate Facebook accounts. Niederhelman is …

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Hutchison Extends COVID Emergency Declaration Two Months

From: KTLO/Associated Press Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday extended his coronavirus emergency declaration by another two months as the state reported a record one-day spike in deaths and a new high in hospitalizations from COVID-19. Hutchinson has used his emergency powers to impose restrictions, including a statewide mask mandate, to combat the pandemic. The …

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Video of Branson Event Seems to Show Lack of Social Distancing, Face Coverings

by: Jacob Blount, Ozarks First Videos of a large indoor student experience from Branson are going around on social media. The videos show hundreds of people inside the Branson Convention Center, most of those in attendance are not wearing face masks. The video is a concert by Lecrae and filmed by one of the attendees …

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Around the Table: Stewart Pratt Talks About COVID Impact on Education

by: Scott McCaulley Harrison School Superintendent Dr. Stewart Pratt visited the “Around the Table” Program on KHOZ Tuesday morning for an update on the School District as they prepare for the start of the second semester next Monday. During the conversation, Dr. Pratt talks about how he feels the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted education and …

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Christian County COVID Testing Site Closes, Others Still Open

by: Christiana Randall, Ozarks First A COVID-19 testing site hosted by the Christian County Emergency Management is closing its facility. Organizers say the demand for the site has diminished with so many other testing sites opening. According to a press release, there has been a 20 to 25% “no-show” rate and weather is now playing …

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Thursday Deadline for Phase 3 of CARES Act Funding in Taney County

by: Scott McCaulley Thursday is the deadline entities in Taney County to make an application for Phase 3 of CARES Act Funding. According to a release on the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Web Site, local governments, public entities, political subdivisions, non-profits, and small businesses will be eligible to apply for reimbursement for the period …

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